Hi there, I'm currently teacher training and have recently secured a Reception post for September and am very excited to start. I am meeting the children and their parents in a 1 hour session in school in a couple of weeks and am very nervous! Is there anything I should prepare for this? What kind of things should I say? Is there anything in particular I should tell them, or is it simply introducing myself and meeting the little faces? A week after I will be meeting the children again for a 1 hour session but without parents- I'm very nervous as I'm worried a lot of children will be very upset about parent leaving! What kind of things can I do to console them if this is the case? I'm currently on placement in Reception but hardly any children have struggled leaving parent at the door, and if they have I just tend to give them a responsible job to do or give them a cuddle, but wasn't sure if I should do this on that day when I won't really know the children! Sorry, just very nervous! Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.